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What are the symptoms of someone about to go into coma?

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Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Lethargy, drowsiness

There are stages of coma, measured on the glasgow coma scale.
So symptoms will depend on the depth of the coma. However as one goes into a coma it may be sudden loss of consciousness due to acute head trauma, or a gradual slide as with a subdural bleed. The latter is more like a person getting progressively drunk, losing coordination or slowly falling asleep.

In brief: Lethargy, drowsiness

There are stages of coma, measured on the glasgow coma scale.
So symptoms will depend on the depth of the coma. However as one goes into a coma it may be sudden loss of consciousness due to acute head trauma, or a gradual slide as with a subdural bleed. The latter is more like a person getting progressively drunk, losing coordination or slowly falling asleep.
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